Thomas Rimes is an Australian musician currently based in Germany. In recent years he has worked throughout Europe, the United States and Australia in the field of opera as a coach, conductor and composer. He lives in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and works at the Musiktheater im Revier as the second Kapellmeister. Thomas recently finished composing his first full-length opera The Long Ride Home, based on a story and libretto he had written himself.  He is currently writing his second opera, titled “O.T.O.” (full biography)

In 2008 Thomas presented the premiere performance of The Long Ride Home at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney, Australia, to great success.
Click here to view video highlights from the World Premiere Production of The Long Ride Home.

Aside from his classical music activities, Thomas has been active in a range of popular, jazz, gospel and blues musical activities for many years.  In the 2015-2016 season Thomas conducts the world premiere of Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Puccini’s Tosca, and Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.

In addition to conducting Klein Zaches gennant Zinnober, Thomas was the co-composer and arranger for the world premiere.  Here is a highlights clip from the critically acclaimed production:  Klein Zaches gennant Zinnober

This website contains information about Thomas’ current performing activities and past highlights, sound clips from the opera The Long Ride Home, and selections of recordings of bands that he has played with in recent years.
There is a photo gallery with images from Thomas’ performances and a press area where releases and photos for publication may be found.

Click here to read a recent interview with Thomas Rimes where he discusses the recent premiere of The Long Ride Home as well as other current projects.

Click here to read Thomas Rimes’ reflections on his experience of producing the World Premiere of The Long Ride Home in Sydney.

Introduction to the Opera (Part 1)

For more video clips click here